Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Hello, Kimberly's readers! This is Allison! Kimberly and I have been emailing since they arrived in China and she is having trouble posting to the blog and is too tired to figure out the proxy servers and VPN and a bunch of other technical gobbledygook that I don't really understand. I told her I was going to take the liberty of paraphrasing her emails to me and post them here for now. She is going to email me posts (and PICTURES!) so I can then put them on the blog. I also took the liberty of adding myself as a contributor to this blog. :) I think I will create new posts for each email so that way it will be organized for her when they get home.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
- 5 more sleeps to TingTing (AK's way of counting down)
- 4 packed suitcases (but I think we're going to have to suck it up and pay for 5 checked bags in China. It's HARD to pack for both snow and 75 degree temps, plus all the gear needed for a 3 year old and a 10 year old!)
- 3 excited people ( me, Mark, AK)
- 2 exhausted parents (Who needs sleep?? )
- 1 more day until we leave for... CHINA and our Olivia Ruth YuTing!!
Olivia Day should be Monday, 2/28!!
Ting Ting's tenth birthday was last Thursday... just one week before we are scheduled to leave for China to meet her and bring her home.
We were blessed to receive new photos of her birthday party-- on her actual birthday, can you believe it??-- and a letter she wrote to us just after the New Year. She was rather chatty in the letter, and told us all about a big snow they had in Hunan and how much she ate at the celebrations for the Spring Festival.
The best part, though, was when she said she was happy to be joining our family.
We've wondered how she felt. After all, the nerves and excitement are about equal for Mark and me, and we are not leaving behind all we've ever known to start a new life. It's one thing to wish for a family, and another to be facing the inevitable changes and challenges. We are happy, and praying that she will be, with us.
We are so excited and thankful to be Ting Ting's family. Only FIVE more sleeps (as Anna Kathryn would say) until we meet Ting Ting!!!